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Museum of fine arts in the Episcopal Palace: photos, description (Musee des beaux-arts de Tours)

Museum of fine arts in tours is not only famous for its collection of paintings, including works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Delacroix, Degas and other masters. The Museum is located in one of the most beautiful historic buildings Tour the Bishop's Palace is recognized as a model of the classical style. In the yard grows a cedar of Lebanon, planted under Napoleon, next to it you can see fragments of the Roman amphitheatre, and in the window of the Museum is a stuffed elephant, which in the nineteenth century was so loved by residents of the Tour that they decided to literally perpetuate it.

A large part of the Palace complex was built in 60-ies of the XVIII century. The Museum was opened there in 1910, and before that was housed in the Palace theater, the school, the warehouse. At the end of the XVIII century in this art gallery was opened, but lasted there for long, as the Palace again became the property of the Church. The founder of the first gallery was Charles-Antoine Rougeau.

The core of the Museum's collection became a private collection, which was acquired by the municipality with the participation of affluent citizens. It was the work of several monasteries of Marmoutier, La riche, Bourgueil, as well as churches and castles. Today in the Museum you can see paintings Dating back to the period from the XIV to the XX century. Stored in the Museum of paintings belong to the Flemish, Italian and French schools of painting.

Highly valuable paintings is called the two paintings Mantegna's "Resurrection" and "the Agony", written in the mid-fifteenth century, a painting by Rembrandt the Flight into Egypt (the first half of the XVII century) and the work of Rubens Mars, koronuemoy Venus". You can also see the sketch for a portrait of Balzac of the work of Louis Boulanger, the drawings of Ingres and other masters.